Nov 20, 2020
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These roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic and black pepper have crispy, seasoned edges with buttery, soft centers. It’s the perfect side dish for a weeknight meal or holiday gathering.
You can roast your potatoes right along with me in the quick recipe video below.
You would think that this recipe would be like any other, but no, these roasted potatoes are on another level. They’re soft, crispy, garlicky, and buttery all in one bite, and you need them in your life.
What Are Fingerling Potatoes?
Ok, maybe you have never purchased those little finger-shaped potatoes sold in small bags or little cardboard boxes before, but after this simple recipe, you might want to.
Fingerling potatoes have a soft texture and skin, making them ideal for roasting. Add some garlic and herbs to that mix and you have an epic side dish everyone will love!
Roasted Fingerling Potato Ingredients
The good thing about roasting fingerling potatoes is it doesn’t take much for them to turn into golden brown bits of goodness. A little oil, seasonings, and you’re good to go. Here’s what you’ll need to make these dreamy potatoes come true:
- Fingerling potatoes
- Garlic, crushed
- Italian seasoning
- Black pepper
- Olive oil
How to Make Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
You can use this method for these baked fingerling potatoes or any variety, the 425F heat will help the potato skins crisp up and keep the centers tender.
Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together crushed garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Add the fingerling potatoes to the bowl and toss to coat.
Spread potatoes onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the skins are golden brown and potatoes tender.
If you want to work ahead, these can be prepped the night before, put away in the fridge, and ready to reheat in the oven while you prepare the rest of your meal.
Roasted Fingerling Potato Recipes
Now that you know a delicious side dish, here are a few more recipes to add to the collection or to serve with it. Any of these would be great for a holiday feast or comforting midweek meal.
- Easy Roasted Fall Vegetables
- Bacon & Brussels Sprouts
- Melt in Your Mouth Chicken
- Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Roasted Finerling Potatoes
- 2 pounds small fingerling potatoes washed and halved lengthwise (optional)
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Heat oven to 425 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add the crushed garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Whisk together until combined.
- Add the fingerling potatoes to the bowl and toss to coat.
- Spread potatoes out onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
I love fingerling potatoes! For some reason I think they taste like french fries! And yes super fast and easy to cook! Thanks for a great recipe! They are on the menu for tomorrow!
Thanks for the nice easy recipe. Have a great week.
So, I’m curious — what do you think caused the wrinkling before? …oven temperature (not hot enough, not salting the potatoes, not tossing in oil? Just wondering what you did previously, and what you changed that stopped the wrinkling. Thanks!
baked too long for with too low temperature. i used to bake them at 300 or 325 for 30ish minutes.
Ludicrous Mama (@BitingMyHand)
They’re also the only potatoes that can be mashed in a food processor without getting that gummy texture. (Versus hand-mashing, or using a paddle mixer.)
And trust me. With the seasonings you use here, mashing up the leftovers would taste ah-mazing! I grew up with onion, carrot, and garlic in our mashed potatoes. Everyone else’s tastes like paste to me.
Yum!! great idea Kendra!